Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

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Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

The San Francisco Giants finished Day 2 of the 2012 First-Year Player draft with 14 selections in rounds two through 15.

Throughout the first 15 rounds, the Giants drafted seven pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and four outfielders. San Francisco chose 12 college players, two junior college players and one from high school.

A full list of the Giants' selections follows:

Round Pick Name Pos School HT WT BT Birthdate Scout
1 20 Stratton, Chris RHP Miss. St. 6-3 190 RR 8221990 Walker
2 84 Agosta, Martin RHP St. Marys 6-2 175 RR 471991 Snider
3 115 Williamson, Johnathan RF Wake Forest 6-4 245 RR 7151990 Cleveland
4 148 Okert, Steven LHP Oklahoma 6-2 210 LL 791991 Murray
5 178 Blach, Ty LHP Creighton 6-1 200 RL 10201990 Colletti
6 208 Johnson, Stephen RHP St. Edwards 6-4 205 RR 2211991 Thomas
7 238 Encinosa, Eduardo RHP Miami 6-5 230 RR 851991 Salermo
8 268 Kurrasch, Joseph LHP Penn St. 6-2 205 LL 6191991 DiCarlo
9 298 McCall, Shilo CF Piedra Vista HS 6-0 210 RR 621994 Hensley
10 328 Brown, Trevor C UCLA 6-2 190 RR 11151991 Kubski
11 358 Tella, Ryan CF Auburn 6-0 175 LL 5181991 Jerfferson
12 388 Sy, Jeremy SS Louisiana Mon. 5-11 180 RR 10141989 Walker
13 418 Jones, Ryan 2B Michigan St. 5-11 170 RR 981990 Christman
14 448 Hollick, Tyler CF Chandler CC 6-1 185 LR 9161992 Hensley
15 478 Rojas, Leonardo C Miami Dade CC 5-10 175 RR 6111990 Metcalf

Former Giants OF Gregor Blanco agrees to deal with NL West rival

Former Giants OF Gregor Blanco agrees to deal with NL West rival

After five seasons with the Giants, outfielder Gregor Blanco has a new home.

The veteran outfielder has agreed to a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to his agent Wilfredo Polidor.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

The deal includes a $1 million base salary if Blanco makes the major league roster, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. Blanco has a chance to earn an addition $2.7 million in performance-based incentives and has an opt-out of April 1 in the deal.

Shortly after Polidor made the announcement, Blanco thanked the D'backs on Twitter for the bringing him to the organization.

"Thanks to the @Dbacks for let me part of a dream the same dream I got another ring another championship let's all dream together we can doit," Blanco wrote.

Blanco bounced around from Braves to the Royals from 2008 to 2010, but found a home with the Giants prior to the 2012 season.

Over five seasons with the Giants, Blanco appeared in 649 games. He hit .259/.338/.360 with 244 runs scored, 78 doubles, 24 triples, 19 home runs, 157 RBI and 75 stolen bases.

President Obama pardons Giants legend Willie McCovey

President Obama pardons Giants legend Willie McCovey

President Barack Obama pardoned Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey on Tuesday.

McCovey, along with Dodgers Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider, pleaded guilty to tax fraud in July of 1995. The crime came from not reporting income McCovey earned from signing autographs and appearing at sports memorabilia shows. 

McCovey previously pleaded guilty to not listing $70,000 he made from 1988-90, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Through the Giants, McCovey said: "I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Obama not only for this kind gesture on my behalf, but also for his tireless service to all Americans. He will be deeply missed and I wish him all the best in the future."

The 79-year-old McCovey was one of 64 people who received pardons from President Obama Tuesday as his final days in office wind down.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.